Community food, housing, and relief services industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in collecting, preparing, and delivering food for the needy; providing short-term emergency shelter, temporary residential shelter, transitional housing, volunteer construction or repair of low-cost housing, and/or repair of homes for individuals or families in need; or providing food, shelter, clothing, medical relief, resettlement, and counseling to victims of domestic or international disasters or conflicts (e.g., wars).
The global community food, housing, and relief services market was valued at $1625.3 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $697.2 billion or 42.3% of the global market. China was the largest country accounting for $300.6 billion or 18.49% of the global community food, housing, and relief services market.
Many social service organizations are running crowd funding campaigns to raise funds to provide basic facilities to low income group population and foster kids. Crowd funding is raising money from a large number of individuals for a social cause through the internet. The funds raised from these campaigns are typically used to arrange for clothes, food, provide education and to enable individuals and couple to adopt children. Adopt Together, one of the world’s largest crowd sourcing platform for adoption raised $10 million to help 2400 families adopt a child.
The companies covered are Feeding America, Adventist Community Services, Doctors Without Borders, Catholic Relief Services, and CARE.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The community food, housing, and relief services market is segmented into Community Food Services, Community Housing Services, Temporary Shelters, Other Community Housing Services, Emergency And Other Relief Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Community Food Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in the collection, preparation and delivery of food for the needy. Establishments in this industry may also distribute clothing and blankets to the poor.
Community Housing Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse; temporary residential shelter for the homeless, runaway youths, and patients and families caught in medical crisis; and transitional housing for low-income individuals and families. Volunteer housing repair organizations that provide low-cost housing in partnership with the homeowner who assists in construction or repair of a home, and that repair homes for elderly or disabled homeowners, are included in this industry.
Temporary Shelters comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing (1) short term emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse and/or (2) temporary residential shelter for homeless individuals or families, runaway youth, and patients and families caught in medical crises. These establishments may operate their own shelters or may subsidize housing using existing homes, apartments, hotels, or motels.
Other Community Housing Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing one or more of the following community housing services: (1) transitional housing to low-income individuals and families; (2) volunteer construction or repair of low-cost housing, in partnership with the homeowner who may assist in the construction or repair work; and (3) the repair of homes for elderly or disabled homeowners. These establishments may subsidize housing using existing homes, apartments, hotels, or motels or may require a low-cost mortgage or sweat equity. These establishments may also provide low-income families with furniture and household supplies.
Emergency And Other Relief Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food, shelter, clothing, medical relief, resettlement, and counseling to victims of domestic or international disasters or conflicts (e.g., wars).
Vocational Rehabilitation Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing vocational rehabilitation or habilitation services, such as job counselling, job training, and work experience, to unemployed and underemployed persons, persons with disabilities, and persons who have a job-market disadvantage because of lack of education, job skill or experience; and training and employment to mentally and physically handicapped persons in sheltered workshops.